belfry


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belfry

1. the part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung
2. a tower or steeple
3. the timber framework inside a tower or steeple on which bells are hung

Belfry

A room at or near the top of a tower that contains bells and their supporting timbers.

Belfry

 

a superstructure on the wall of a church or a separate structure with one or several apertures in which to hang bells. Wall-like belfries or elongated rectangular ones with an interior space received expressive plastic treatment in the ancient Russian (especially Pskov) stone churches of the 14th through 17th centuries. These belfries brought an element of picturesqueness to the design of churches.

belfry

1. A bell tower, either attached to a church or standing alone.
2. A timber framework in a steeple that supports a bell.
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There he sat in the belfry upon the belfry-man, who was lying flat upon his back.
The royal chime of the palace scatters on all sides, and without relaxation, resplendent trills, upon which fall, at regular intervals, the heavy strokes from the belfry of Notre-Dame, which makes them sparkle like the anvil under the hammer.
Falling out into the road to look up at the belfry when the Chimes resounded, Toby trotted still.
I knew a man," he said, "who began by worshipping with others before the altar, but who grew fond of high and lonely places to pray from, corners or niches in the belfry or the spire.
Fasth, who shared fourth spot with Kjeldsen 12 months ago when his game was in better nick, has settled down a bit recently, but this has still been a dismal year for this one-time Ryder Cupper who halved with Paul Azinger at The Belfry in 2002, robbed by the current US captain holing out of a bunker at the 18th.
It's been the scene of some titanic Ryder Cup battles and from a somewhat muted and difficult birth 30 years ago, The Belfry has become a course that everyone wants to play.
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The belfry towers of northern France were built to demonstrate civic power and status and soon became the focal point of town rivalry.
The belfry-towers of northern France were built to demonstrate civic power and status and soon became the focal point of town rivalry - the higher the belfry, the more you looked down on your neighbours.
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